Bishop David Graves is inviting all to come together for Christ-honoring conversation regarding human sexuality and the United Methodist Church. We will utilize the "Courageous Conversations" project to hold these conversations.
The Courageous Conversations project is aimed to help us move from skepticism to curiosity and even openness to encounter God’s grace. Courageous Conversations is a toolbox that local churches can use to inspire and encourage the church and individuals to stay at the table when the anxiety and emotional turmoil is painful. Learn more about the project.
We believe Courageous Conversations provides a faithful way to listen and learn more about one another in an appreciative style and in a safe space. All are welcome, and in particular every clergy and lay member to the 2018 session of annual conference is strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming session.
The below video, released by Discipleship Ministries, provides a glimpse into why these conversations can be so frustrating.